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When to consider getting a second opinion

When it comes to medical issues, people tend to trust their doctors. After all, medical professionals have extensive training and education in medical complexities most people simply do not have the resources to evaluate or access to. However, there are times when something just feels wrong. Listening to that feeling can help you make the right choice.

Reduce your risk of medication errors

When you visit your doctor or other medical professionals for treatment of any condition, you should be able to trust them implicitly to diagnose, prescribe and treat your problem correctly. Unfortunately, health care professionals are not free from making mistakes, and medication errors injure close to 1.3 million people each year and cause one death a day in the United States, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. You can reduce your risks of a medication error by understanding more about why they happen. 

When you need to seek a second opinion

Being able to trust your doctor is vital to the relationship that allows treatment to be effective. That's because trust is what allows patients to open up and share information, and it also helps mediate anxiety about treatments and ensures better compliance with them. Most people do not stay long with a doctor they do not trust, and as a result, it can be difficult to know when you are right to question the doctor's opinion. Still, medicine is not an absolute science; it is a field where new discoveries are still made every day. That means that when you are not comfortable with your doctor's decision, you need to be able to feel comfortable questioning it.

Medical Malpractice is a Leading Cause of Death in the US

Each year, there are over 250,000 deaths from medical mistakes. Only cancer and heart disease kill more people in the United States every year. Sometimes there are surgical complications. In other cases, medications get mixed up and patients get the wrong medication or the wrong dosage. Not all medical mistakes lead to death, but a lot of them do. Unfortunately, due to reporting issues, it's hard to know the exact numbers. The special codes used by the Centers for Disease Control on death certificates do not account for diagnostic errors, breakdowns in communication, and poor judgment on the part of medical personnel.

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